Category Archives: Spoonbill

All By Himself, Spoonbill

I don’t know if he was looking for some others, or just wanting a little alone time.

All By Himself, Spoonbill
All By Himself, Spoonbill

This single Roseate Spoonbill flew into the ‘spoony’ tree (as we call it) while I was standing on a dike.

All By Himself, Spoonbill
All By Himself, Spoonbill

For some reason they have been at the back end of this marsh lately. I knew they would stop by sooner or later. It’s their tree.

Pretty, But The Landing…Not So Much, Spoonbill

This was not a perfect pin point landing. I had been hoping to get a nice Spoonbill shot with the extended wings.

Pretty, But The Landing...Not So Much, Spoonbill
Pretty, But The Landing…Not So Much, Spoonbill

This was more like a hop,

Pretty, But The Landing...Not So Much, Spoonbill
Pretty, But The Landing…Not So Much, Spoonbill

a skip,

Pretty, But The Landing...Not So Much, Spoonbill
Pretty, But The Landing…Not So Much, Spoonbill

and a jump.

Pretty, But The Landing...Not So Much, Spoonbill
Pretty, But The Landing…Not So Much, Spoonbill

But it’s a Roseate Spoonbill and I have not been close for a while.

Pretty, But The Landing...Not So Much, Spoonbill
Pretty, But The Landing…Not So Much, Spoonbill

They just make everyone smile.

Flash Of Pink, Spoonbill

A blue sky, and suddenly a rose color against the clouds.

Flash Of Pink, Spoonbill
Flash Of Pink, Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbills have been hiding deeper in the marsh, away from any trails. The good news is they remained all winter, again. Like other tropical birds their range has extended north a little. For us that’s all it takes.

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Plodding Along, Spoonbill

I took both of these photographs on different days. One had a low water level, the second a lot more. Both in the same marsh.

Plodding Along, Spoonbill
Plodding Along, Spoonbill

These images were in the web site ‘to be published’ folder. I guess today was the day.

What prompted me to finally get them was the marsh of today (6/29/2019). The water was twice as deep, and the Spoonbills way off in a far corner.

Plodding Along, Spoonbill
Plodding Along, Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill are a tropical bird, and now they live here all year round. This is the second year I have documented their stay.

The climate has changed, the Spoonbills noticed.